KEXMIN, Lomatium nudicaule, a species with deep cultural, medicinal & nutritional significance to Salish communities

2018 September 24 Tsawout KEXMN P9240014 photograph by Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram
2019 2019 May 27 Lomatium nudicaule just beginning to flower, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria P1010022 photograph by Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram
Two of the most important Salish plants just coming into bloom: KEXMIN (yellow flowers) and camas, Camassia spp, in a traditional Lekwungen agricultural, gathering, and stewardship site, 2019 April 25 Beacon Hill Park P4250100

KEXMIN [SENĆOŦEN with the ‘K’ underlined], Lomatium nudicaule, just south of the reserve line set (under severe threat of imperial violence) for the W̱SÁNEĆ, north of Island View Beach, Saanich, Vancouver Island

2018 September 24 Tsawout KEXMN P9240083 photograph by Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram
2018 September 24 Tsawout KEXMN P9240017 photograph by Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram
2018 September 24 Tsawout KEXMN P9240028 photograph by Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram

 

This population is highly vulnerable to ongoing sea level rise and saltwater intrusion into roots.